There is a growing pandemic threatening the free world. It has become known as Klout_OutOpt_Itis.
This disease is causing professional men and women to commit influence suicide by opting out of the web-based service which dictates a person's "influence" based on the amount of free time they have to tweet, share and befriend others who, well, have the time to tweet, share and befriend them.
The poor souls who have been afflicted with Klout_OptOut_Itis must now rely on their actual experience, credentials and real-life accomplishments to establish their social value. This must stop.
If you have been afflicted by this disease, acknowledging it is the first step to recovery. Add this twibbon to your profile to start the healing process and raise awareness